Geographic Information System (GIS) software turns statistical data, such as accidents, and geographic data, such as roads and crash locations, into meaningful information for spatial analysis and mapping. In this project, GIS-based analytical techniques have been applied to a series of pedestrian and bicycle safety issues: Safe routes for walking to school; Selection of streets for bicycle routes; and High pedestrian crash zones. Also, tools were developed to make it easy for non-GIS specialists to perform similar analyses. The three safety analysis tools for pedestrian and bicycle applications will be available on a demonstration CD-ROM in late Summer 2000. The CD-ROM will provide insight into how the GIS can be used to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, demonstrate the safety analysis tools using real-world data, and provide the software code that users can adapt to fit their particular needs. This TechBrief briefly describes each of the three safety analysis tools.

  • Record URL:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 2000-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • TechBrief
    • Publisher: Federal Highway Administration
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-00-153
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2000 12:00AM